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      Nelly donates $50,000 for MLK Monument


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      Local superstar Cornell "Nelly" Haynes recently donated $50,000 to the Martin Luther King Memorial Monument Project Foundation to help build a memorial to the civil rights leader that will educate young people and future generations about King and his accomplishments via a national tribute on the mall in Washington, DC.


      The check was presented to Harry Johnson, president of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Monument Project Foundation and general president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity (the fraternity to which Dr. King belonged).





      Two other prominent St. Louis Alpha's, Jacque Land, CEO of Platinum Group and president of 100 Black Men, and Darryl Jones, president of Tri-Tech were also present to receive the donation.

      Johnson said, "The memorial will commemorate King's legacy and belief that every human being is valuable and necessary and that each of us is universally deserving of equitable access to the democratic ideals of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

      Johnson also stated that the memorial will serve as an inspiration for people to fight racism, injustice and inequality.

      The memorial design will use stone, water and trees to underscore the themes of democracy, justice and hope.

      "I think anytime you can be in conjunction with a great man such as Dr. King, it's only right," Nelly said.

      Organizers said the memorial will cost an estimated $100 million to build and maintain. The foundation has raised $65 million to date. Congress, which authorized the Alphas to establish the monument in 1996, has given the foundation until 2006 to collect the additional $35 million needed to break ground and begin construction.

      No federal funds have been allocated for the building of the memorial, although Congress did grant four acres of land between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials to the project.

      If you would like to contribute to the MLK Memorial, contact Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity's Epsilon Lambda Charitable Foundation at 421-5282 or mail donations to Epsilon Lambda Charitable Foundation c/o MLK Memorial, 3915 N. 19th St., St. Louis MO, 63178.
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      nelly id wack yo!


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      i think the current struggle is now to focus on brother mumia abul jamal,why didnt nelly donated that much needed money to ramona or pamola africa,in philadelphia,of doctor king or macolm x was alive,they would tell him to help mumia and other poltical prisoners,just another publicity stunt peoples!

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      Quote Originally Posted by afrikanwarriorzumbi2020
      just another publicity stunt peoples!

      Exactly warrior zumbi. A monument is nice and everything but theres alot more important things like you mentioned, Mumia, and all the other political prisoners.

      Nelly lost ALL respect and everything from me when he said that he thinks politics and hip hop dont belong together. Thats juss stupid.

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      Damm kLmNaTy you got a lot to say now, but when unenlighted was here and the Comrades told you to step up, you were quiet as a mouse.

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      I stepped up like the people said and PM'ed him and gave him a list of websites,etc and tried to talk to him.

      I aint got alot to say, Im keepin quiet and juss readin mostly like I said I would. Was there a post I was requested to answer to or somethin that I missed in another thread?

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      Damn now folk wanna tell other folk what to do with dem bucks.... I say if u constant critics wannna stop someone from do n something cough up a replacement!!!

      that's a way of the wise counselors.... not the way of *****ing got nothings. If help is the aim, then somebody step to Nelly and: EACH ONE TEACH ONE. Otherwises smells like jealousy; or is it ENVY?
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      OOOOOOOO SUGA! my post just joined the ranks of the zapped. I accept it graciously, because the word x'd is pretty low down and dirty. Used to mean a female w/o a father. But we used it to apply to a man ack'n out of bounds
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      I am from St. Louis. I am no Nelly fan. But I also know that he does quite a bit here that NEVER makes it to the papers. In fact if you dont have a line to one of his relatives or very close friends you wouldnt have a clue it was going down.

      This was a local story and it received very little real coverage. He didnt big it up among the young or the old. He didnt even go on the radio to tell everyone it was going down. I am fairly certain he was asked to do it by an elder and decided to fall in line.

      Time again I say that we must distinguish between the ignorant and the knowingly deceptive.

      Eminem has suggested in teh Dec. issue of XXL that the emergence of conscious groups like X-Clan made many white kids almost give up on rap. Suggesting that such a focus is unhealthy for hip-hop. This is deception. Its purposeful and while it was aimed at The Source, its real purpose was to make a way for the industry to shut out balantly conscious messages that challenge white youth. This is the publicity stunt you are so eager to point out.

      Nelly simply gave some money 'cause some elders in teh neighborhood told him to do it. Now recording a rap song w/ a country singer? Now THAT was a publicity stunt and a bad one at that. But when we compare that with the act of Eminem this month, we can see who ranks as ignorant (not knowing/ easily used as a pawn for commercial gain) and deceptive (willingly used as a tool for racism) When we look at it this way its easy to label his music what it is "garbage" without necessarily labeling him. Or least not giving up on him. He isnt filming porno in the house where his kids live (like Digital Underground and Snoop) he has backed off the "pimp talk" since the sisters in St. Louis asked him to and he financially supports many causes. He aint conscious, but we ought not write him off totally.

      If any of you want Nelly to donate money to Mumia's defense fund its YOUR responsibility to generate an INTELLIGENT, WELL WRITTEN LOI (letter of introduction) that complies with funding requests, foward it to him via his record label, production company or his foundation (which was open almost the day he got his major deal) and give him a good reason to get involved. You chastize him for not giving to something he knows nothing about. If you know everything, then share it with the brother in a professional, business and egalitarian way that makes him want to get involved.

      In the meantime there are many rappers that do not check their behaviors when their is public outcry and that dont support ANY causes. Lets "out" them.
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      Quote Originally Posted by kLmNaTy
      I stepped up like the people said and PM'ed him and
      Is that the way you show your commitment to the African liberation struggle? Through "private messages" that nobody can see? But maybe you are telling him "GOOD JOB!!!" Who knows (only you and him "know", because your responce was private). I wouldn't trust any white person who didn't stand up for what is right "in public" though.

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      Quote Originally Posted by rebelafrika
      Is that the way you show your commitment to the African liberation struggle? Through "private messages" that nobody can see? But maybe you are telling him "GOOD JOB!!!" Who knows (only you and him "know", because your responce was private). I wouldn't trust any white person who didn't stand up for what is right "in public" though.

      Im not sure how I show my commitment to the african liberation struggle on the internet. Im juss startin out so Im not very active with it in the streets because all Im doin is tryn learn and read. The right thing for me to do was pointed out for me in the that thread and I did it, I didnt think anybody would care to see what I wrote to him. So I thought PM'in him was best, didnt think bout it that much as a big deal. I have the PMs I sent him and that he sent me and if you want I can post them on the forum if its really that important. I have nothin to hide. Is that what you want me to do?



      IfasehunReincarnated, thanks for your post, I realize that my opinion the situation was wrong and very closed minded. I have no idea what he does in his community or anything since I dont live there. But you are right that if we seen somethin like this and have something to say, we should juss send him a letter expressing our views and askin him to donate to a specific thing. Im goin to tryn get the mailin address of somethin that will get to him and ask him to donate to a political prisoner's defense fund. What other places would be a good place to donate to in specific, can you tell me?

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      I'm more interested in finding out if this memorial will serve to remind people of the REAL Dr. King or if it will further the image of him that has been co-opted by the amerikan government. i cant tell from the article posted above. anyone have further information on it?
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